Ben McDaniel - 328

Ben McDaniel - 328

Update: 2019-05-197
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August 18, 2010. Vortex Spring, Florida. Thirty year old Ben McDaniel went scuba diving at Vortex Spring. The spring features a cave that has been mapped to a length of over 1600 feet but is said to be longer than that. Ben should not have been in the cave as only divers with the necessary certification can acquire a key to get past the gate, but after he was discovered to be missing an employee admitted to letting him in. Ben did dive in with his equipment but never came out. At least, no one witnessed him leaving. His truck and some of his possessions remained in his truck that was parked in the lot nearby. Rescue attempts were made but as time went on, some began to doubt that Ben was in the cave. Did Ben fool everyone to start over somewhere else? In the two years prior, he had several substantial setbacks. Could he have taken his own life? Could there have been foul play? A real life mystery, Ben McDaniel's disappearance has everyone wondering, where did he really go?


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Marjan JAhanara Marjan Jahanara

🙏🙌

May 23rd
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Jennifer McKenzie

I'm about 10 minutes into the episode, and you're on the topic of his brother's death. I don't think someone who overdosed can be an organ donor, as the drugs would be in their system.

May 20th
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DOGINATURTLENECK

just finished the episode and there was a theory im surprised u didn't touch on! like u said, the vortex spring is connected to another source; it isn't stagnant water. one theory as to why Ben wasn't found is that his body ended up going through one of these sources and was spit out elsewhere. was a great episode with the kind of respect and realistic approach I've come to know from you guys; thanks again for covering!

May 20th
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DOGINATURTLENECK

FINALLY!!! I've been interested in this case since before I got into true crime, and id wondered why no true crime or mystery podcast had ever covered this!!! I couldn't be more chuffed that the first podcast to cover it is you guys!! youre always very reasonable and unsensationalist in ur episodes and opinions, so ur perfect for this!! can't press play fast enough! thanks for covering!!

May 20th
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